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I love to laugh and love with my family, read, exercise, cook and sew, all the while giving thanks to God for his immeasureable love and faithfulness to me.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Pinnies, play food and prayers--long post

I had talked in this post about how I've been doing some more sewing. I just love this simple pinny top because it uses one piece of material (I use two since I line it w/muslin) and I can whip it up in just a few hours. It is such a good beginners project for me and of course it is easy to sew for the Noodle.

I LOVE pockets...don't even think of trying to hold my hand! (front)
A willing model, at least on this day. (back)
Brief pause in the action for a shoe-tie. (front)
Playing at the Science Museum. (back)
Attempting to unbutton the top...look at that concentration!(front)
Wanting to crawl into her crib for some unknown reason.(back)

Another good, easy, quick project that I've been dabbling in, is making felt food. The Chinese Noodle enjoys cooking and baking (both real and pretend) and of course hosting tea parties. While Santa brought her some great play produce, it is not nearly as fun to have a tea party where broccoli, eggplant and peppers are on the menu! So....I looked online and found some great examples of donuts, cookies, pizza, strawberries, etc. The other great thing about felt food is that I can sit in the car and do the hand sewing (while J is driving of course), thus turning out even more goodies. I'll post pictures when I finish (pizza and fortune cookies are up next).

Lastly, we would so appreciate all of your prayers as the Noodle goes in for her surgery tomorrow. She is as prepared as a two-year old can be: picture books about hospital visits have been read, we visited with a Child life specialist and had a hospital tour, I wrote a personal story (with pictures from the hospital tour) for her, and we've been doing lots of pretend play regarding the doctor and hospital (with a real "sleepy medicine" mask). She has her backpack ready and is soo excited to ride in a wheelchair (on the day she leaves) and she knows just how to use her mask. She is ready!! Our little Chinese Noodle is so innocent and trusting. The true picture of how we all should be with our faith--I really should take lessons from her. I know that for as much as J and I love her, God loves her even more and that He is holding her in His hands. I need to keep reminding myself that there is NO room for fear, only faith. God is good. He will be with her throughout everything. I am also trying to put into practice all those past bible studies that I've done...to thank God in advance for a successful surgery, to thank Him in advance for her speedy recovery and to thank Him for this experience where once again we have to trust, trust, trust.

Practicing using the mask.

I can't wait to go in the wheelchair!

We will post as we are able the next few days.


Nicole said...

We will be praying for her, and for you all too. Please do keep us posted as you can.

Kimberly said...

We are praying for peace and a speedy recovery for the CN-- and for you and J as well.